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Green Movement Calls Fireworks 'Eco-Hazards,' Sues to Ban July 4th Display in California
NewsBusters.org ^ | 06/29/2010 | Alana Goodman

Posted on 06/29/2010 12:47:40 PM PDT by Pyro7480

Apparently the "rockets' red glare" isn't "green" enough for some environmentalists.

Fourth of July fireworks displays have been deemed "ecologically hazardous" by some eco-warriors, who are urging environmentally-conscious Americans to shun the tradition.

[F]ireworks shows spray out a toxic concoction that rains down quietly into lakes, rivers and bays throughout the country," wrote the Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon on June 30. "Many of the chemicals in fireworks are also persistent in the environment, meaning they stubbornly sit there instead of breaking down."

McLendon suggested avoiding fireworks and finding other ways to celebrate Independence Day. "The most eco-friendly alternative to fireworks is to forgo explosions altogether - go to a parade, go fishing, grill out, or help out," he wrote.

According to the writer, those stubborn traditionalists who insist on seeing "the sky festively illuminated" can always "try a laser light show" - which McLendon says is the eco-friendly - albeit, lame - way to celebrate the Fourth....

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: 4th; algore; california; democrats; ecofascism; envirofascism; fireworks; fourthofjuly; green; independenceday; liberalfascism; wackos
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Don't mess with my birthday fireworks, you enviro-wacko killjoys!!
1 posted on 06/29/2010 12:47:47 PM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480

How can people not see that the green movement is just an excuse to get money and sex..


2 posted on 06/29/2010 12:49:46 PM PDT by grapeape (Don't rally around BP. Hang them out to dry. They deserve it.)
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To: Pyro7480

The “eco-hazards” are occurring on the Gulf Coast, the enviro-wackos need to immediately go there and help out.


3 posted on 06/29/2010 12:50:56 PM PDT by brushcop (CW4 Matthew Lourey CW2 Joshua Scott/ Kiowa pilots KIA Iraq '05. Thank you for our son's life.)
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To: Pyro7480

Well, p*ss on the green movement.


4 posted on 06/29/2010 12:51:31 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: grapeape

Eco nuts are hazardous to human life.


5 posted on 06/29/2010 12:55:20 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Pyro7480

GRILL OUT???? This dumb SOB doesn’t know wtf he’s talking about.


6 posted on 06/29/2010 12:56:11 PM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Pyro7480
Ok...
Let's going fishing and then grill the catch!!
Bet he get's a "visit" from PETA.
7 posted on 06/29/2010 12:58:22 PM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Pyro7480

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/chicken.wav


8 posted on 06/29/2010 12:58:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Pyro7480

Why, oh Why, did Superman have to go and stop Lex Luthor from getting rid of California?


9 posted on 06/29/2010 12:59:03 PM PDT by FrankR (Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
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To: Pyro7480

Our country’s history and traditions must change. So decreed The Obamas in 2008.

This is the same as the war on Christmas, the war on Father’s Day, the war on Memorial Day...

But be sure to celebrate the NEW holidays of International Communist Women’s Month, Gay Pride Month, and the wonderful world of Ramadan.


10 posted on 06/29/2010 12:59:12 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: grapeape
"...and sex" ???
Bet they don't even shave...ewwwww
11 posted on 06/29/2010 1:00:03 PM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Pyro7480
Here's how Vlad the Impaler would have done things. He'd rounded up all the enviroweenies and planted them upright on large stakes.

For the evening's entertainment he would have had oil poured on them and then lit them up himself.

The coming of fireworks to Transylvania was probably considered quite Progressive at the time, fur shur.

12 posted on 06/29/2010 1:00:38 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Pyro7480

Oh please little tree huggers, step on my property and tell me that I shouldn’t be using that Roman Candle I just lit...


13 posted on 06/29/2010 1:01:33 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Pyro7480

Go to hell!....Get the hell out of my yard!!!


14 posted on 06/29/2010 1:02:04 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Pyro7480

I would rather die of a “toxic concoction” from a 4th of July demonstration than their ideas of my freedom.


15 posted on 06/29/2010 1:02:19 PM PDT by RC2
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To: Pyro7480

they can have my bottle rockets when they take them from my cold dead fingers...


16 posted on 06/29/2010 1:03:04 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Pyro7480

Reminds me of the lady in my neighborhood whose dog ate a bunch of leftover firecrackers laying on the cul de sac July 5 morning several years ago. We blew off a couple of 1000-count wheels and there was trash everywhere.

She had a complete meltdown when we slept-in and didn’t clean it up before she let her mutt run loose that morning.


17 posted on 06/29/2010 1:04:49 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: Pyro7480

Green Movement Calls Pollens That Cause Sneezing, Wheezing, Runny Itchy Eyes and Allergies, ‘Eco-Hazards,’ Sues to Ban All Green Plants, Trees and Flowers on July 4th 2010 in California


18 posted on 06/29/2010 1:06:27 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: Pyro7480
go to a parade, go fishing, grill out, or help out

A parade??? Grill out??? Think of the greenhouse gases! And go fishing??? Oh, the cruelty of it all!

19 posted on 06/29/2010 1:11:06 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("Why should I feed pirates?"--Russian officer off Somalia)
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To: Pyro7480

I also can’t help thinking that for these people, the Fourth is not a day to be celebrated.


20 posted on 06/29/2010 1:12:50 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("Why should I feed pirates?"--Russian officer off Somalia)
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To: Pyro7480

theDentist calls Green Movement ‘Eco-Dung-Heads,’ Sues to Ban Them from Procreating With Humans, Dogs, Sheep, or Ducks


21 posted on 06/29/2010 1:13:52 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Pyro7480
Sues to Ban July 4th Display in California

Let's hope the court can squeeze this in on the July 6 docket.

22 posted on 06/29/2010 1:16:23 PM PDT by NorCoGOP (If OBAMA is the ANSWER, how STUPID was the QUESTION?)
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To: Pyro7480

I knew I loved fireworks!


23 posted on 06/29/2010 1:17:04 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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McLendon suggested avoiding fireworks and finding other ways to celebrate Independence Day. "The most eco-friendly alternative to fireworks is to forgo explosions altogether - go to a parade,

No, cannot do that. Parades burn gasoline, and people exhale, increasing CO2 emissions.

go fishing,

GO FISHING???? IS HE INSANE???? Fish feel PAIN! Fish are natural creatures, you cannot FISH!!!

grill out,

Okay, this guy's a nut. GRILLING CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL WARMING and COWS SHOULD NEVER BE USED FOR FOOOD!!!! OMMMMGGGGG!!!!

or help out," he wrote.

Or help out? Help HUMANS? HUMANS ARE EVIL! There is no right for them to even be here!

24 posted on 06/29/2010 1:21:28 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Pyro7480

Ban everything!

rock climbing
snow mobiles
jet skis
mountain biking
beef
pork
meat all together
SUVs
motorcycles
scuba diving
rifles
pistols
anything that goes boom
fireworks
NASCAR
private airplanes
aluminum cans
glass bottles
deodorant
plastic bottles
food colorings
pesticides
herbicides
fungicides
cell phones
power lines
fluoride in water
coal power plants
nuclear power plants
artificial colors
artificial sweeteners
artificial aromatics
preservatives
hunting
ATVs
skiing
water skiing
boats
irradiation of food
Even the mention of God in public schools is somehow threatening to some.

I think we should ban everything!

In fact, if the liberals start killing themselves off they’d save the planet by reducing the carbon footprint.


25 posted on 06/29/2010 1:24:20 PM PDT by Red6 (Where's my stuff? I want some more stuff too Mr. President!)
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To: Pyro7480
War is "eco-terrorism."

I suggest ALL the enviro-weenies travel to the Middle East and stand in front of EVERY mulzum they can locate and announce the above to the person until that muzlum man, woman or child, admits the "truth" about war and agrees NEVER to take up jihad and arms again.

Gang fights are "eco-terrorism."

I suggest that the survivors of the above action go into Gang Areas in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, DC, and other large cities, locate Gang Members and announce the above to the person until that gang member admits to the "truth" about gang fights and agrees NEVER to take up arms or harm another person again.

Now, I must go outside so I can laugh my head off at such simplistic logic I have suggested to simple-minded enviro-weenies.

26 posted on 06/29/2010 1:27:23 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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"The most eco-friendly alternative to fireworks is to forgo explosions altogether - go to a parade, go fishing, grill out, or help out,"

The writer needs to consult with his whacko brethren and be informed that fishing and grilling are killing the planet too.

27 posted on 06/29/2010 1:34:16 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: Pyro7480

When will someone sue the “green movement” for stifling progress, growth, and American exceptionalism?


28 posted on 06/29/2010 1:44:52 PM PDT by G Larry (Democrats: expediting the Destruction of America, before they lose power...)
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To: Rebelbase
Reminds me of the lady in my neighborhood whose dog ate a bunch of leftover firecrackers laying on the cul de sac... She had a complete meltdown when we slept-in and didn’t clean it up before she let her mutt run loose that morning.

The dog was startled by the "bang" when he pinched a loaf, was he?

29 posted on 06/29/2010 1:47:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Pyro7480

Do these people live in communes with no plumbing, AC, heating, electricity, or personal hygiene accouterments... these people must stink really bad, have rotten teeth, and crusted over rectums, because if they enjoy modern living, they are themselves polluters of the worst kind. They condemn everyone else while they themselves take advantage of those things we all enjoy... someone aught to drop M-80’s into their latrines, ha! nothing better than than splatting them with their own BS.


30 posted on 06/29/2010 1:49:16 PM PDT by dps.inspect (uttox)
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To: Red6
anything that goes boom works
31 posted on 06/29/2010 1:49:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Pyro7480

The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more. - John Adams


32 posted on 06/29/2010 1:51:29 PM PDT by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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Cant wait for the fireworks in my neighborhood .... I live in a County fresh water district .... NO FIREWORKS OR FIREARMS LAWS :-)


33 posted on 06/29/2010 1:55:18 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (If I don't like you, it's most likely your culture or your ideology that pissed me off.)
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To: Pyro7480

Cant wait for the fireworks in my neighborhood .... I live in a County fresh water district .... NO FIREWORKS OR FIREARMS LAWS :-)


34 posted on 06/29/2010 1:55:23 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (If I don't like you, it's most likely your culture or your ideology that pissed me off.)
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To: Pyro7480

Most Fireworks are made in china, these green weenies need to go to the source to stop the polution.

Give them a won way ticket to China and wash our hands of them forever.


35 posted on 06/29/2010 1:57:43 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Rebelbase

“Reminds me of the lady in my neighborhood whose dog ate a bunch of leftover firecrackers laying on the cul de sac July 5 morning several years ago. We blew off a couple of 1000-count wheels and there was trash everywhere.

She had a complete meltdown when we slept-in and didn’t clean it up before she let her mutt run loose that morning. “

Heaven forbid the doggy eat a little bit of Charcoal, Sulfur and Saltpeter.... Probably did the doggy some good. The red paper on the firecrackers probably was worse for the dog than eating the gunpowder.


36 posted on 06/29/2010 2:05:51 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: dps.inspect

“someone aught to drop M-80’s into their latrines”
Maybe that happened to them during their adolescence. LOL!!! Speaking of adolescence, me thinks they never left it.


37 posted on 06/29/2010 2:07:39 PM PDT by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: Pyro7480

I refer to these people as Watermelons - Green on the outside, red on the inside.


38 posted on 06/29/2010 2:09:17 PM PDT by fretzer
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To: Paul46360
GRILL OUT???? This dumb SOB doesn’t know wtf he’s talking about.

I believe he is a "ferriner"!

39 posted on 06/29/2010 2:22:49 PM PDT by Drago
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To: Pyro7480

....will California please just sink in to the sea already?


40 posted on 06/29/2010 2:25:24 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Pyro7480

Why do rational people still live in California? I say we leave to the fruits, nuts, illegals, peacecreeps and that crew. Let them completely ruin it and we’ll go back in in a generation or so and reclaim it.


41 posted on 06/29/2010 2:26:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: Pyro7480
Apparently the "rockets' red glare" isn't "green" enough for some environmentalists.

*sigh*

It can't be.

Red is from strontium, Green is usually from barium.

42 posted on 06/29/2010 2:28:15 PM PDT by Gorzaloon (CNN:AP:etc:Today, President Obama's stool was firm and well-formed. One end was slightly pointed. ")
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To: Pyro7480

Just you wait until 0bamaCare is in full swing.

They aren’t going to let the American slaves do ANYTHING that they deem too costly to their socialized medicine. And it is THEIRS, it isn’t yours—you will be a line item, a loss...just a drain on their resources.

Woohoo! Most of you have absolutely NO IDEA of what is heading your way.

Fireworks will be the least of your worries.


43 posted on 06/29/2010 2:29:23 PM PDT by Boucheau (http://newzeal.blogspot.com/)
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To: Pyro7480

These a-holes won’t be happy until we’re all back in caves, wearing grass skirts, eating roots and tubers, and scratching for lice.


44 posted on 06/29/2010 2:37:28 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Gorzaloon

When we used to make our own fireworks, we used copper sulfate for green.


45 posted on 06/29/2010 3:04:05 PM PDT by Ed Condon (Wanted, newer tag line in good condition.)
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To: Pyro7480

The globalists must eliminate all acts of patriotism.


46 posted on 06/29/2010 3:11:50 PM PDT by Clovis_Skeptic (The answer to 1984 is 1776!)
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To: Pyro7480

To hell with these people. They are the reason BP had to drill in 5000 ft. of water. I’m not ever listening to them.


47 posted on 06/29/2010 3:11:50 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Pyro7480

Funny, they don’t sue to stop chemtrails.


48 posted on 06/29/2010 3:13:00 PM PDT by Clovis_Skeptic (The answer to 1984 is 1776!)
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To: Pyro7480
i think i'll burn the trash tonight just for them...
49 posted on 06/29/2010 3:23:40 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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Always winter, never Christmas for the libs. What killjoys.


50 posted on 06/29/2010 3:30:18 PM PDT by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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